Formed in Manchester, England, the original line-up consisted of (b. Peter Walker; vocals, kazoo), Deejay Robinson (b. Gerry Robinson; harmonica, mandolin), Ank Langley (b. Trevor Langley; jug), Geoff Bowyer (piano, washboard) and James "Joe" Beard (guitar). All were students at Stockport College of Art.
They adopted the name, The Purple Gang when they changed their image to the well-dressed, clean-cut "gangster" style in the sixties.
Although they were associated with the London psychedelic scene at the time of their…
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